Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has been launched, and it is brilliant. ‘It enhances the RPG foundations that are already fabulous, implemented by Origins and Odyssey. It features crucial enhancements that solve most of the frustrations experienced with the two games,’ said Steven in his 92/100 interview. It appears that Valhalla’s launch proceeded without a hitch.
But, the founder of ‘Can I Play That?’ that is a gaming accessibility site, discovered one disturbing problem with the game; describing a person who got severely burnt when young and currently hides from people to hide her ‘scarred face.’
‘In my impressions piece or Assasin’s creed I did not include this; however, it is crucial to talk about it. This is the game’s character description,’ they wrote. ‘It is totally wrong to discuss facial differences like this. Writers for games and other topics should improve.’
Sadly, but not surprisingly, Craven’s tweet elicited negative, responses, and they had to safeguard their tweets. But, Ubisoft was more understanding.
At the beginning of 2019, Ubisoft made the same change to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in reaction to protests that the Legacy of the First Blade DLC compelled players to engage in heterosexual relationships, even if in the main game they were involved in same-sex relationships. The next month an update was presented with changes to ‘portray the relationship nature for players choosing a non-romantic storyline.’
Because of Valhalla’s increased attention to storytelling, Steven’s review indicated that it is a lot better than Odyssey ‘at narrating a captivating tale that changes whenever I decide it should.’ It is to be expected that Ubisoft is acting fast to handle such negativity.
To date, no time frame exists on the update: A rep from Ubisoft stated that presently the firm does not have more information to offer apart from the tweet.